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Caterpillar (2010)

Kyatapirâ (original title)
| Drama, War | 6 May 2011 (USA)
During the Second Sino-Japanese War, in 1940, Lieutenant Kurokawa returns home as a honored and decorated soldier... but deprived of his arms and legs lost in battle in mainland China. All ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Shinobu Terajima ...
Shigeko Kurokawa
Keigo Kasuya ...
Tadashi Kurokawa
Emi Masuda ...
Chiyo Kurokawa
Sabu Kawahara ...
The Village Chief
Maki Ishikawa ...
Village chief's wife
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Military officer #1
Arata Iura ...
Military officer #2 (as Arata)
Katsuyuki Shinohara ...
Kuma
Daisuke Iijima ...
Commander
Ichirô Ogura ...
Announcer
Sanshirô Kobayashi ...
Village man #1
Mariko Terada ...
Chinese woman #2
Ken Furusawa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tomori Abe ...
Chinese woman1
Shima Ohnishi
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During the Second Sino-Japanese War, in 1940, Lieutenant Kurokawa returns home as a honored and decorated soldier... but deprived of his arms and legs lost in battle in mainland China. All hopes, from the village men and women to close family members, turn to Shigeko, the Lieutenant's wife: she must honor the Emperor and the country in setting an example for all by fulfilling her duty and taking care of the 'god soldier'... Written by Dissidenz International

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Budget:

$120,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,109 (USA) (6 May 2011)

Gross:

$2,109 (USA) (6 May 2011)
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Kurokawa is a 2nd Lieutenant and correctly called such "Shoi" throughout the film, but his uniform consistently displays the rank of a Major or "Shosa". On the lapel insignia, a 2nd Lieutenant would have 2 red strips and one star, not 3 red strips and one star as shown in the film. See more »

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Dead Girl
Lyrics by Nazim Hikmet
Composed by Yuzô Koyama
Produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Sung by Chitose Hajime
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Quite good
19 May 2013 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Though he's not credited, this film seems to be based on a story by Edogawa Rampo, which has previously been adapted in the anthology film Rampo Noir. This film transports the story to the WWII era. Keigo Kasuya returns home from the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1940 a quadruple amputee - no arms, no legs - without the ability to speak. His wife (Shinobu Terajima) is reviled, but soon falls back into her position as loyal spouse. The film examines the patriotic fervor of the times - Kasuya is declared a "war god" and is worshiped by the locals. Privately, the couple's life is Hell. A power struggle arises between them, and Terajima - who before the war was a victim of abuse by her husband - realizes she has power that she didn't have before. The political aspects of the film are the most interesting part. The focus on sex - which was the main focus of Rampo's story - gets a tad boring after a while. Both leads are fantastic, particularly Terajima, who obviously has a lot more to do. The film could stand to look better - it was filmed digitally and transferred to film, and is very murky. All in all, it's quite good.


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